About The Author

Harvey E. Oyer III is a fifth generation Floridian and is descended from one of the earliest pioneer families in South Florida. He is the great-great grandson of Captain Hannibal Dillingham Pierce and his wife Margretta Moore Pierce, who in 1872 became one of the first non-Native American families to settle in Southeast Florida. Oyer is the great-grand nephew of Charlie Pierce, the subject of this book series.  Oyer is an attorney in West Palm Beach, Florida, a Cambridge University educated archaeologist, and an avid historian. He served for many years as the Chairman of the Historical Society of Palm Beach County and has written or contributed to numerous books and articles about Florida history. Many of the stories contained in this book series have been passed down through five generations of his family. Oyer has won numerous awards for his Adventures of Charlie Pierce children’s book series.

The Last Egret is used in the 4th grade in the following Florida schools districts:

  • Martin
  • Palm Beach
  • Broward
  • Miami-Dade
  • Monroe
  • Hendry
  • Charlotte
  • Collier
  • Lee
  • Marion